New Living Translation
Does God twist justice? Does the Almighty twist what is right?
King James Bible
Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
Darby Bible Translation
Doth �God pervert judgment, and the Almighty pervert justice?
World English Bible
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth God pervert judgment? And doth the Mighty One pervert justice?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:3 Doth God - Heb. The might God, as this word signifies, the Almighty, or All - sufficient God, as the next name of God implies. These names are emphatically used, to prove that God cannot deal unjustly or falsely with men, because he hath no need of it, nor temptation to it, being self - sufficient for his own happiness, and being able by his own invincible power to do whatsoever pleaseth him. Pervert - Judge unrighteously? No, this is inconsistent with God's nature, and with his office of governor of the world.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"But," some might say, "our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn't it unfair, then, for him to punish us?" (This is merely a human point of view.)
Surely you wouldn't do such a thing, destroying the righteous along with the wicked. Why, you would be treating the righteous and the wicked exactly the same! Surely you wouldn't do that! Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!
2 Chronicles 19:7
Fear the LORD and judge with integrity, for the LORD our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes."
"Listen to me, you who have understanding. Everyone knows that God doesn't sin! The Almighty can do no wrong.
Truly, God will not do wrong. The Almighty will not twist justice.
I will present profound arguments for the righteousness of my Creator.
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